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April 18th

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles

Maple Leaf, 10:30p.m.

Pioneer of Mardi Gras Indian music crossing over into funk

 

BERG Double Header

UNO, 5p.m.

AllStars vs. Detroit Derby Girls, Crescent Wenches vs. Cajun Rollergirls

 

Story Time with Miss Maureen

Maple Street Books, 11:30a.m.

Reading circus sotry, Keith Graves' Second Banana

 

Earth Day Festival and Solar Derby

Palmer Park, 11a.m. to 7:30p.m.

Russel Honore leads an eco-fest

Dimanche

April 19th

Nick Offerman and Megan Mulally

Mahalia Jackson, 7p.m.

Famous married comedians knock your britches off

 

Sleater-Kinney

Civic Theater, 8p.m.

Classic Pac-West riot grrrl band returns

 

KOMPRESSION

Dragon’s Den, 10p.m.

Regular dance party

 

Deconstructing Radcliffe Bailey

CAC, 2:30p.m.

Gallery tour with art all-stars

Timecode:NOLA Focuses on Indie Film at Fest


All fests do not involve music and rows of vendors. Timecode:NOLA’s latest project tends to skew more towards soundtracks and rows of sprockets. On Thursday (4.16), the Third Annual Independent Film Fest hits local screens.


Today in NOLA: 3.09.15


Throw back some Jameson today. If you’re in a more mellow mood, check out a screening of the The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. For younger tastes, Peter Deranges is in town signing books. On this date in 1804, the Three Flags Ceremony marked the transfer of Upper Louisiana to France, before France transferred it to the United States. Now, more to do this Monday.


Room 220: Katrina & the Rapture


By Room 220

Alright, alright. This post really isn’t about a literary event—it’s about a film screening, the New Orleans premiere of Good People Go To Hell, Saved People Go To Heaven at 7p.m. on Sunday, March 1 at Indywood (628 Elysian Fields). But since the Room 220 editors had a hand in organizing the event, it will also include some bookish elements: namely, the inclusion of a couple celebrated authors as part of a panel discussion following the film.


Short-List: Louisiana at the Oscars


Tonight, the Academy Awards air on WGNO at 6:00p.m. Louisiana must have expended her supply of glitz and glamour during Carnival. Only one film with local tie-ins made the short-list.


Hit and Run Caught on Camera


Cameras are changing crime. On Friday (1.24), surveillance caught a hit and run collision on tape. Now, the New Orleans Police Department are searching for the suspect vehicle.


Today in NOLA: 1.20.15


Today established local trumpeter Kermit Ruffins does his weekly thing at Bullet's. For those who want a night off from music, Siberia is hosting trivia night and Blue Ruin is playing at Indywood. On this day in 1973, Jerry Lee Lewis made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry. Lewis had promised to abstain from obscenities during the show, but he broke his promise.


Hollywood South Absent at Oscars


Hollywood South had a great run at the Oscars. First, there was the feel good story of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. In 2013, Beasts of the Southern Wild received four nominations and even more cache in buzz. The following year, locally shot films like Twelve Years a Slave and Dallas Buyer’s Club dominated the awards. However, when nominations were released today (1.15), Louisiana was conspicuously missing.


Man Beaten with Purse, Robbed in CBD (Video)


How many crooks does it take to mug a man? In one case from early Monday (1.15) morning, it appears that the answer is “four.” The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is on the hunt for a quartet of suspects after a man was beaten and robbed in the Central Business District.


Vitter's Day at the Movies


Need a date for the movies? Well, Senator David Vitter announced that he is looking for friends to join him at the cinema on Monday (12.29). Bitter will be heading to Chalmette Movies (8700 W. Judge Perez Drive) to take in a screening of the controversial comedy The Interview.


The Interview Comes to NOLA


James Franco won’t have to worry about relying on his poetry to pay the bills. It took some prodding from the POTUS, but New Orleanians will are able to see the headline grabbing comedy, The Interview. Chalmette Movies (8700 W. Judge Perez Drive) will premier the movie on Christmas Day (12.25). The film is also available streaming online now.


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